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McCain Defends Adversarial Media: 'I Hate the Press'


Meet The Press 02-19-17

NBC News - Meet The Press<p>2.19.17<p>(BEGIN TAPE)<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>This Sunday, the turmoil presidency, President Trump back on the campaign trail, thrilling supporters.<p>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:<p>People wanna take back control of their countries. And they wanna take back control of their lives.<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>While at …

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Saved by Bureaucrats? Donald Trump’s National Security

Feeling Stressed by Politics? You're Not Alone

Former CIA director: Building loyalty with intel can help stop leaks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's friction with the intelligence community is fostering a "lack of trust" atmosphere and damaging morale, former CIA Director Leon Panetta told NBC's Chuck Todd.<p>Panetta, speaking on Sunday's "Meet The Press," said of the relationship: "Obviously, it's not a good …


'We Don't Have Problems in the West Wing': Chief of Staff

Priebus says Flynn 'Wasn't Straight or Honest'

Full Priebus Interview: 'Vice President is in the Loop on Everything'


Panetta: Withholding Intelligence Would be a Fireable Offense

McCain warns suppressing press 'is how dictators get started'

Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press "is how dictators get started."<p>McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host …

Donald Trump

Full Panetta Interview: President Must Build 'Loyalty' With Intel Community


'More Hope Than Belief': McCain's Confidence in Congressional Oversight of the President

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Full McCain Interview: 'I Worry About the President's Understanding' of Some Issues


'That's how dictators get started': Sen. McCain defends free press

Sen. John McCain is defending the free press as an important part of a strong democracy in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press airing Sunday.<p>The Republican Arizona senator admitted that the relationship between the media and elected officials can sometimes be tense — highlighted by the Trump …

Donald Trump

'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends the Free Press


Drama builds on Capitol Hill over probes into Russia and Flynn

Drama is building on Capitol Hill over current and potential investigations into Russia's alleged interference in last year's election and the pre-inauguration contacts between President Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador.<p>At the end of a week's worth of new revelations …


Everything -- Even the NBA -- Has Become Political

Chuck Todd is obsessed with how the NBC has become a magnet for political expression.

How Can Trump Woo Labor Away from Democrats?

Chuck Todd goes one-on-one with labor leader Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO.

Chuck Todd: A 'Toxic Fog' is Descending on U.S. Politics

Chuck Todd and the MTP Daily panel reflect on the first month of President Trump's administration.


Collins: On Border Control, Trump's Power 'Not to be Questioned'

Despite Democratic objections, the Senate is set to vote on Scott Pruitt to run the EPA

Democrats are doing what they can to delay the vote of Scott Pruitt to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, holding another all-night session to highlight their their opposition to the Oklahoma attorney general for his past battles with the regulatory agency he would be tasked …


Where does Obama's leadership rank in history? These historians say 12th.

Barack Obama ranks as the 12th best leader in U.S. presidential history, according to a new survey of 91 presidential historians conducted by C-SPAN.<p>The panel placed the 44th president just below Woodrow Wilson and just above James Monroe.<p>It's the third such survey by the organization, which began …

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A fine-tuned machine? Trump's first month has been anything but.

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p><b>Trump's first month in office has been anything but a fine-tuned machine</b><p>The last 24 hours perfectly summed up President Trump's first month in office. In …


First Read's Morning Clips: Harward Turns Down NSA Job

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Harward turns down NSA job</b><p>Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down an offer to become President Donald Trump's national security adviser.<p>From the Washington Post last night: "Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month …

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Republicans headed home arm themselves with health care talking points

Republican members of Congress Thursday armed themselves with a general outline of the party's ideas to replace the Affordable Care Act just as they head home to their districts for the next ten days.<p>It's a strategic document appropriately timed to help Republicans who might face constituents at …

Health Care

Chuck Todd: Why Won't Trump Denounce Anti-Semitism?

Chuck Todd to Pres. Trump: "Make it clear that not only are you not anti-Semitic, but that you reject people who are, even if they did vote for you."

Growing Russian View: Intel Agencies 'Out to Get' Trump

NBC's Bill Neely reports from Moscow on how the early days of Trump's presidency have been received in Russia.

Congressional Republicans 'On Edge' Amid White House Chaos

NBC's Kasie Hunt reports that most Republicans on the Hill do not want to comment about President Trump's lengthy news conference.


Trump Presser: 'He Can't Get Away From The Campaign'

The MTP Daily panel reacts to Donald Trump's first solo press conference as president.